Psalm 96:1 Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Nine times in scripture we hear about a new song. Six in the Psalms, one in Isaiah, and two in Revelation. As I have been thinking about this new year, I started asking myself what my new song I might sing to the Lord be this year. Not a familiar song with more zeal because it has become even more true to me – although I think that is a good thing. Not a song that comes back to your mind because God has continued to be at work – although also good. But, a new song. How are you and I putting ourselves in new places to hear, learn, realize another reason to praise, another tune to sing, another melody to add to your playlist of songs that lift our Lord high?
What part of the fruit of the Spirit are you asking God to make more complete in you this year? What sin do you need to bring to light so that our gracious God can create more fully a clean heart within us? What new step of faith, what new places are you going to go, what new act of generosity, what new outpouring of yourself into someone else, what new conversations are you and I going to have, take, do this year that is going to allow God to teach you a new song?
How are you going to be in His word? How are you going to surround yourself with the body of Christ? How are you going to use the gifts the Spirit has given you for the good of the body and the work the Lord has given it? How are you going to learn a new song?
And when you do, how are you going to share it? Who are you going to share it with? I want you to share it with us. I want you to teach us that song so that we can sing and glorify God with you in it. I want us to sing so that all the earth will know it.
I pray that God will open your eyes and heart and mind to know His truth more fully, His love more completely, His faithfulness more wholly, and His grace more abundantly. And I also pray that it causes you to sing. “Sing to the Lord a new song.” - Amen
Rev. Lynn Beach is married to his college sweetheart, Michelle, and they have two adorable daughters. He has been at Park Church since July 2013.